I was first introduced to Photosynth at Inman Connect a few years ago. It was very impresive at the time and it was obviously a great tool for real estate professionals. Yesterday MSN introduced the official Photosynth app which lets you capture panoramas of your favorite places and share them with your friends and even the world with Bing Maps. (The app is currently available via iTunes and will be available on iOS devices later today.) Photosynth’s interactive panoramas allow you to look left, right, up and down, letting you capture and view more of the places you visit.
With the app, you can process, view, and store your panoramas directly on your device. Then, share them in a variety of ways, including to Facebook as images or as interactive panoramas (hosted for free) on Photosynth.net. Imagine walking through a prospects home and creating a panoramic virtual tour during your listing presentation.
What is pretty cool is the way the app works with Bing Maps. After capturing a panorama of a public place (like a historical building or park) you can choose to publish to Bing Maps and it could be seen by the world. From the map, “dive in” and see your panorama next to that park or building.
With the Photosynth app you can:
- See your panorama take shape with each picture you take
- Get high-resolution results in all directions with advanced, on-device stitching
- See most panoramas within seconds of taking your last picture
- Zoom, pan, stretch, and view your panorama in landscape or portrait mode
- Save and view your panoramas on your device and view them online at Photosynth.net